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Marinka Twilt

University of Calgary

Centre Leader

Biography

Marinka Twilt was born and raised in the Netherlands. Marinka received her MD, PhD and MSc in clinical epidemiology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She completed her pediatric training in Leiden in the Netherlands, her fellowship rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada and was the first vasculitis fellow at Sickkids. After her fellowship she was a consultant pediatric and adolescent rheumatology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, UK. In 2013 she was awarded the ‘Internationaliseringspuljen‘ a prestigious salary award in Denmark and worked in Aarhus University Hospital before joining the team at Alberta Children’s Hospital in August 2015. Marinka is a clinician scientist at the Univeristy of Calgary and her research focusses on precision medicine, TMJ arthritis, autoinflammation and immunedysregulation. Marinka is the clinical director clinical research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) since December 2018, and has taken over the role of CCHCSP centre lead from Dr Susanne Benseler in March 2019.

Discipline: Medicine

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